GAR 237 | Subconscious Blocks

Did you know that the Emotional Freedom Technique, known as tapping, can eliminate the subconscious blocks that are keeping you from creating the business – and the life – that you truly want?  Nancy Linnerooth, who is a Harvard Law School-trained attorney, a therapist, and a practitioner of the Emotional Freedom Technique, is helping people to heal from those traumatic experiences causing the procrastination, avoidance, and self-sabotage impeding the successful lives they are dreaming of.  Tune in for a fascinating interview that can surely open new doors for healing and transformation in your life! 


  • What inspired Nancy to become an attorney, then a therapist, then a practitioner of EFT.
  • Nancy’s struggles with her own subconscious blocks.
  • How tapping on different parts of the body helps to balance energy, reduce physical and emotional pain, and get rid of unconscious blocks.
  • Some of the signs that indicate a person has internal blocks.
  • How Nancy helped her client Pam to remove her money blocks and increase her profitability.
  • Internalized rules many women absorb from their childhoods and trauma that get triggered when they go after their dreams.


  • How did releasing your own subconscious blocks change your life?
  • What is your unique system that identifies and ranks which internal blocks are holding a woman back?
  • How did three sessions of tapping along with your guidance help a woman named Rita to save her therapy practice?
  • How did your client named Gillian release the subconscious block about her brother that kept her from being successful?
  • Why is tapping more effective at pushing away subconscious rules and blocks than reason and logic?
  • What is your Subconscious Blocks Quiz?

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Nancy Linnerooth: Eliminate subconscious blocks and create your best life with EFT Tapping 

I’m delighted to have this opportunity to interview Nancy Linnerooth, who is an Emotional Freedom Technique Expert for women entrepreneurs. Nancy, who lives in Seattle, Washington, works virtually with people from all over the world. She draws on nine years as a Harvard Law School-trained attorney, 17 years as a therapist, and 14 years as a practitioner of Emotional Freedom Techniques to help women entrepreneurs figure out and release their underlying subconscious blocks that cause the procrastination, avoidance, and self-sabotage that holds them back so that they can have a truly successful business to be proud of.

Nancy is one of the experts featured in Sara Connell’s bestseller titled, The Science of Getting Rich for Women, which is about the importance of and how to release blocks and the subconscious that get in the way of getting rich. She is the co-author of the new Amazon bestselling anthology titled Your First Year: What I Wish I’d Known, Lessons from Women Entrepreneurs for Women Entrepreneurs, which supports more women becoming leaders in their businesses, the industry, and the world.

I’m looking forward to talking with Nancy about her own struggles with subconscious blocks and how she overcame them. The origins of blocks that Nancy has uncovered working with women entrepreneurs. How the Emotional Freedom Technique, also referred to as EFT or tapping, gets rid of unconscious blocks and more for what is surely going to be an interview with the potential of opening exciting new doors to healing and transformation for women in our audience. I, like you, have used tapping as a healing modality and it has been awesome for me. With great pleasure, Nancy, a warm welcome to the show.

Thank you.

You’re amazing. Let’s have everybody get to know you a little bit because you have such an extensive background and it led you to where you are now. You spent 9 years as a Harvard Law School-trained attorney, 17 years as a therapist and you’ve been a practitioner of EFT or Emotional Freedom Techniques, also known as tapping, for 14 years this 2023. What inspired you? What a journey, Nancy. Attorney to a therapist, then a practitioner of EFT.

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I stumbled into being a lawyer because I took a test when I was in college. I was an English major. What are you going to do with an English major? I thought, “I better find out what I could be doing.” I took this test and it told me I should be a librarian, which didn’t seem that interesting to me, an advertising executive, or a lawyer. I thought, “I can figure out what a lawyer is.” I went to law school, became a lawyer, and it never took nine years of that.

What lawyer were you? What was your specialty?

I was a litigator that goes to trial goes into court and talks to the judge and corporate stuff. It sounds more exciting than it was. There was a lot of research in the law library, writing briefs, and things. It did teach me to go digging. Where is this coming from? What is this all about? That has helped me. My husband reminds me of that periodically, “It was a good thing you were a lawyer because now, you don’t take things at surface value. You go looking.” I did that, then finally, it became enough that I couldn’t keep going. I decided to go with what I’d wanted to do back in high school.

I wanted to be a therapist. I wanted to be Bob Newhart. You remember the first Bob Newhart Show where he is in Chicago. I thought, “That’s a great life. I want that.” I wanted to help people heal and be happy in their lives. I went back to school and became a marriage and family therapist. I did that for years. There were a few years off in the middle there when I was on maternity leave and had burned out a bit.

I only went back to doing therapy because I had learned tapping. It gave me some skills and abilities that I hadn’t had from my basic training. It allowed me to work with traumas and anxieties in ways that worked so much better than what I had been taught. I did that but I’d started a couple of years into my therapy practice. I’d started this little coaching practice on the side, which was to balance out the heaviness of anxiety and depression, working with people to help them have a better life and create the life they wanted.

You’re dealing with these people in marital situations and all who are having all this trauma. You’re also, though, now coaching people to do what?

It started with making a career change because by then, I figured I knew a little bit about a career change. It fairly quickly morphed into helping people with businesses. Many people, when they figured out what they wanted to do with their life, wanted to have a business. I was helping them with that. What got me into what I’m doing now is that over and over again in my coaching practice, I would have a handful of people for whom the usual accountability coaching didn’t work.

Accountability coaching is where the coach helps you figure out what your goal is and then breaks that goal down into steps. They’re manageable. You put them on the calendar and you check in with them every week or two and say, “I did step X. Now step Y.” It works great because there’s something about promising somebody you’ll take action and knowing that they’re going to ask you about it. It gets you off the couch going and doing it.

It did work well for lots of clients and not so much for this handful of clients. I always had some. They’d come back week after week, “I didn’t get to it. I did it but I wrecked it. I forgot about it.” This is their life. This is what they want to be doing and they forgot about it? It was fascinating to me. I brought in the tapping, which I had learned in the therapy world. I brought it into my coaching practice to find out what was going on.

When you were taking on modalities for therapy to help people’s happening, what’s one of them that you learned?

I learned that at a training long after I’d gotten my Master’s degree. It was just twenty minutes out of a two-day training. It was like, “If you’re going to work with this population, you ought to have this tool and many other tools in your tool belt.” I learned it from those twenty minutes. I took it into my therapy practice the next day. I said, “I learned this thing. Do you want to try it?” to my first client and he said, “Sure, I’ll give it a try.”

I had him pick a memory. He picked one from when he was twelve. “How do you feel now when you think about the memory?” “I’m anxious.” “0 to 10, how anxious are you?” “I’m an eight.” He was punching holes in the arms of my armchair, talking about this memory without even saying what happened in the memory, only saying it existed. I took him through this round of tapping.

I didn’t know what I was doing. I’d been to twenty minutes of this training. I’d read a 40-page PDF about it but I thought, “We’ll give it a try.” We did a single round and afterward, I said, “It’s the same memory. The same 0 to 10 scale, how anxious do you feel now thinking about it?” I figured he was going to say, “Nancy, I’m still an eight. Can we do real therapy now?” He said, “It’s just a memory.” I was shocked.

There’s something here. I’ve got to figure this one out. I went on maternity leave and while I was away, I learned this. I kept learning more and more. At one point, I got certified and I just kept learning different ways of using it. It has grown from there. It’s been amazing. The coaching practice took over and I eventually stopped doing therapy to focus on helping people get rid of these subconscious blocks that keep them from taking action from going after the life they want. They come from all sorts of places but they get into your subconscious. You might not even know you have them.

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I’m your poster child. That happened to me. I was working with someone and I didn’t even realize why I was stuck somewhere. Through tapping, it came right up for me. I was able to purge it in a way. That’s amazing. You had your own struggles with subconscious blocks, so you had to overcome them. Tell us about that and how releasing them changed your life because that’s how you inspire other people because you had your own.

They say you teach what you need to learn. There is a reason that I work with women business owners on subconscious blocks because I’ve had practically all of them. I started my business back in 2001 or 2002. I added the tapping in 2006. It never grew very much. I learned all these different ways to market and sell. Nothing made it change. I finally realized that what was going on was, like the people in my coaching practice, I had something underneath that was keeping me from the success that I wanted.

I wanted to grow that coaching enough that I could finish with the therapy because therapy was a little too constrictive in what I could do and how I could help people. Year after year, it wasn’t changing. I ended up looking. I started with money blocks. I came from a family that very loving, marvelous parents and I have no regrets there. They gave me a lot of lack of mentality. A lot of feeling like I had a money ceiling. I had fears that I wasn’t allowed to have money. If I have money, people will hate me. All of the blocks that come around money.

First of all, I couldn’t make much money. If some money came in one month, it would go away the next. Over and over again, that came up. I also uncovered blocks around visibility, like networking and being able to talk about what I do. There were blocks around hiring people. I put those into the buckets of Mindset, Visibility, and Profitability, MVP.

How long did it take you to work on yourself until you feel that those blocks got released?

I’ve been working on them since about 2007 and I don’t think I’m done.

That’s the way I’m about healing. I’m never quite done.

They do say that advancing entrepreneurs are always working on their mindset. It does seem to be the case that as I sum, I can grow, my business can grow and I can do bigger things. Eventually, I’ll hit the next batch of them and need to release them then.

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Can you explain to everybody that tapping involves tapping on different parts of the body? It’s about balancing energy. I know that. It also reduces both physical and emotional pain. Could you explain the principle of tapping and what that’s about?

I tend to go into more of the science side of things. There is a lot of science that’s come in now to explain more about tapping and to show that it is effective. I gave a talk that included a lot of what’s going on with science. What I’ll be clear about is that when you tap, there’s research out there from Harvard Medical School that shows when you manipulate these acupoints. They’re used in acupressure and acupuncture.

When you’re tapping or rubbing or using the needles for acupuncture, it’s in effect sending a message of safety and calm to the amygdala. The amygdala is where your emotions and stress get triggered. That’s where the fight or flight or freeze response comes out of. It downgrades any hyperarousal in your amygdala. It says, “Chill out. You’re fine.” That can be great.

Trauma is what sets the amygdala.

Also, trauma triggers. Even if the traumas in your past, if you are reminded of it. If something comes up that reminds you of what happened, you can go right back into feeling that if you’ve got full-blown PTSD, for sure. Trauma can happen in all sorts of areas. In the therapy world, you talk about Trauma with capital T. That would be like war or accidents, life-threatening things. There’s also a little T, trauma. That can be traumas of social experiences or traumas where the parent was okay but they still gave the child a message. I’ve seen this with so many clients that they weren’t good enough. They didn’t deserve it. That’s probably the biggest block out there. You’ve got big T Trauma.

“Who are you to do this?”

I remember one client who it was her go-to when it was like, “What’s going on with this one? Who am I? Who am I to be this big? Who am I to be this successful?” We get those messages. They haven’t done the research on the tapping I do. They’re doing mostly about PTSD, phobias, and such. The understanding I have is that when you can interrupt the connections in the brain with the tapping, with the, “It’s okay,” you disconnect the trigger with that response. That’s a very general description of what is happening. When I’m tapping with somebody on their subconscious block, we’re bringing up all the thoughts that get triggered by, “I want to have this but I can’t have it because.” We interrupt them and we disconnect them, then they don’t connect back up.

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You need to work with someone because they’re not tapping on in the same places all the time, are they? Are there different locales or different issues that go on or different thoughts? How does that work?

There is something called Thought Field Therapy, TFT, from which EFT came. I do EFT and that’s the same pattern over and over again. It can be used in all sorts of different ways by what you’re thinking about and what the practitioner is leading you through. Thought Field Therapy is, in my understanding, more intricate patterns. Instead of doing the same pattern that I would do, going around the eye and down under the chin, they might start here then go to here and come up here then over here.

It’s supposed to reach the energy meridians that run through your body in the right way. EFT does the same pattern but the fellow who came up with it, Gary Craig, pointed out that with his engineering brain. He looked at the system and he said, “If you do the same pattern over and over again, eventually, you will tap on the order that you were supposed to have. You’ll hit a few in the middle but that’s okay. You’ll get there.”

You can do it on your own. You can do the very simple, straightforward stuff. For some things, that’s great. There are people who tap every day to feel a little bit better, relax and clear out whatever came up during the day. For me, I don’t do that. Many practitioners are like, “I should tap on that but I forgot to do it.” That’s a little behind the scenes with practitioners.

The other thing is that I can’t tap into my own subconscious blocks. Many people can’t. It’s like you can’t see the forest for the trees. When you’re in it, it’s all real. You can’t find the ways to tap on it to let it loosen its grip. There are times to tap on your own and there are times to get a practitioner. Particularly when you have big T, Trauma, that would be a time to go with a tapping practitioner who is trained up in working with trauma. I had to put that in there.

I’m glad you did. The thing I think about you that’s important is that some people are not aware of what their trauma is. You have a system that identifies and ranks. Those internal blocks are holding a person back. Do you want to talk about that? “I’m stuck. I can’t figure out why I’m not moving forward. I don’t know what it is.” You’re able to help her identify it, right?

Yes. Most people come to me knowing where they’re stuck. “I can’t make more money. I know I’m supposed to create videos and put them out there. I can’t bring myself to do it. I have to hire somebody and I can’t even bring myself to put out a job description.” They come in with a problem, an area that they’re blocked in but they don’t know where it’s coming from usually. Sometimes, people do but for the most part, it’s like, “I don’t know what’s going on. It must be me because other people can do it and I can’t do it.” What do we do?

The first thing I do is look for the buckets. Is it a mindset issue? Is it a visibility issue? Is it profitability? MVP. I want to hear from them what they’re saying about the issue. If it’s, “I make more money and I stop doing my marketing. My money plummets and then I have to go scramble so that I can pay the rent then it comes up again. Over and over again, I’m on that money rollercoaster,” I’m hearing a number of possible blocks there.

Money might not be safe for them, so money’s not safe. People in my family are not allowed to have money. If I have money, they’ll hate me. If I have money, they’ll criticize me. There are a number of things that could come up. Sometimes, though, they’ll tell me something that, “I get it.” I call it a divine download if you want to.

I had one client who had a business that would do okay but they could never make it more than okay. They should have been able to. They knew that completely. In the process of talking with her, what came up was that if she had plenty of money, what she would do with it? She would do more of her art because she was an artist.

I had her rate the saying, “I’m a starving artist.” It was through the roof. It felt so powerful. Even though she knew she didn’t have to starve to be an artist, it wasn’t logical or rational. It was that saying had gotten lodged in her subconscious. Once we had that, we could tap on it and release then it was like, “I can be a successful artist. I can be doing a lot with my art as my business grows.” I find it fascinating. I’m trying to put my process into a book now that will describe ways that people can uncover their own blocks. What it comes down to is mindset, visibility, or profitability. That’s where the common blocks, particularly for women entrepreneurs, are.

Most of them come from their childhoods, I would imagine. Trauma in their childhoods, am I guessing right?

Yes. Not always but very often. Those are the harder ones to dislodge. Before you’re seven years old, you are taking in the world around you. It’s hypnotic. Not hypnosis, but your brainwaves are doing the same as they would do if you were in hypnosis. You take it in, “This is the way it’s supposed to be.” As you get older and you start looking at it and say, “Why should women make less than men?” That doesn’t make any sense.

Consciously, you’re saying, “I’m going to make as much or more.” Subconsciously, you got a rule in there that women make less than men. It’s the way it is. You have to be able to uncover it that way. Childhood is where it’s tough. I’ve had people who had something happen that was traumatic as an adult. They can also have a subconscious block. Those are usually faster and easier to get rid of.

You have a story about a Rita who came to you when she was going to lose her therapy practice. Three sessions of tapping with your guidance saved her practice. Tell us that story.

It was interesting because Rita had already closed down one therapy practice. She’d opened up her doors and had a booming business. Plenty of people came to her. She had doctors who liked to send their patients to her, then those clients loved her and she didn’t make enough money. She closed it down and went back to work for somebody else. They came back in and did it again because she knew she was supposed to be having her own practice but it was happening again.

I thought, “I bet I know what’s going on.” Therapists are notorious for not charging their clients. If they get, “I’m here to help. How could I possibly ask for money?” It turned out that wasn’t it. What was going on was that Rita wasn’t sending out the bills to the insurance companies. Now therapists aren’t best friends with insurance companies. It wasn’t like she didn’t want to hurt the insurance companies. That couldn’t be it. What was it?

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What I ended up doing was I had Rita go into her office for two hours to work on sending out the bills to the insurance companies. That was all she was going to do. She was either sending out those bills or noticing what was coming up for her. She came back the next week and I asked her, “Rita, did you send out the bills?” “No, I did not.” “What happened?” “I kept thinking to myself, ‘I’ll never amount anything.’” It was like, “Isn’t that interesting?”

It turned out that she had a stepfather who had told her that when she was growing up. “You’ll never amount to anything,” over and over again. She consciously proved him wrong. She went to school. She went to college, the first in her family, and went on to get a degree so that she could be a therapist and had a thriving therapy practice, except it wasn’t making any money. Her bank account literally was not amounting to anything. It’s interesting sometimes.

I love those stories. It’s amazing.

We talked about some of those memories of the stepfather saying this and how she’d felt when she was younger and allowed in the idea that, “I can totally amount to something and it’s okay. I’m supposed to be making money.” It was okay because then she could send off the bills.

What’s interesting to me is that she’s a therapist and she needed the tapping because of all the education she had. She didn’t take it back to how screwed up he was to give her that message and where that was coming from in his background or whatever. She needed to release it.

She probably had diagnosed him. She knew he was one messed up puppy and yet, because this was about the subconscious, the therapy training she had was meant to deal with for herself. She could know right up front.

Her body remembered. That’s interesting. There’s another story you talk about, you’re one of three experts who are featured in Sara Connell’s bestseller, The Science of Getting Rich for Women. Great title. In this section on the importance of and how to release blocks in your subconscious that get in the way of getting rich, you talk about Pam, who also removed her money blocks and increased her profitability and abundance through tapping. Do you want to tell us about Pam?

Pam had a number of different blocks. That’s very common. It’s not usually one single block like, “I’m a starving artist and it’s gone. Great, I can go make money.” That’s a great one. Usually, there’s a money ceiling. You learn early on that you can have this much comfort in your life. You earn money up to that ceiling. If you ever make more, you get uncomfortable in a weird way and it comes back down.

Pam was on a money rollercoaster. She’d make plenty of money and then it was starting to go out again. It’s like up and down. Sometimes it was unexpected bills. Sometimes it was that she stopped doing the work she needed to bring in the money. She was on this money rollercoaster and did not want that at all, so we went looking for the causes. There were some of the usual ones. “Money’s evil. It comes up in a fair amount of time. People in my family don’t have much money.” I can’t even remember which other ones were in there. Is there a particular one you’re remembering? It was this amalgam of her.

She had all these different blocks. Did it take a long time to tap away all those different blockages that she had?

Pam had stuff going back to childhood. It took us a few months to get all that stuff away. Once you start releasing them, you can start seeing changes very quickly. Within a few weeks, she was starting to do better, starting to keep going with the marketing, and getting that out there so that she didn’t have the drop off in the clients. The more we released, the less she had to spend the money on things that she didn’t need. The more that she was able to be thinking about, “What do I want to do with this money? How much can I allow in? Am I allowed to have that much money?” While I say a few months, nevertheless, she started seeing some change pretty early on. That’s very frequent with tapping.

What I found when I was tapping was, as things come up for me now, I quick more quickly identify, “There it is.” Now I’m conscious. It’s been brought up out of my subconscious into my conscious field. You’ve got another woman named Jillian. Also, Judy. You helped her through your MVP activator program.

She was a one-on-one client. She wasn’t in my group program. That’s the MVP activator. We did six months with Jillian because Jillian had a lot of blocks. Jillian came to me because she was taking this program that promised if she followed the steps in the program. She was going to be making $10,000 a month. She thought, “I’m going to spend the money. It’s a big investment. If I do that, I will follow through on this.”

She didn’t follow through and she’s like, “What is going on? I must be crazy. I’m a bad business person. Something is wrong here.” She worked with me and we uncovered so many things but what was the big one for her was that she had a brother growing up and Greg was the golden child. Everything he did was wonderful. His parents doted on him and she was second thought.

It’s unfortunate and shouldn’t be, yet it does happen. I’ve had a number of people who cried when I believed them when they said their mother was mean to them as a child and didn’t love them. I believe it. Some people are that way and it doesn’t mean anything’s wrong with the kid. When you’re a child and you get that, you internalize, “I’m a bad person. I don’t deserve it.”

Jillian was thinking, “I can’t do better than Greg. I’m not supposed to. It’s not allowed. If I do that, my parents will hate me. They’ll kick me out.” This is not logical but when you’re six years old, that’s how you make sense of what’s going on. She had some blocks in her around not outshining Greg. We tapped on those. Those were one of the first groups of blocks that we released. It was interesting because as a grown woman and very accomplished, she knew that made no sense. Why would I have this? Why would I believe that?

They were so powerful. They were totally shutting her down. She couldn’t do the modules in this program that were going to get her business out there. Get her into making more money and also, make a bigger difference in the world. because that was very important to her. She was there to do something big and she could do it if she could get out of her own way. Getting rid of those blocks around Greg was a huge first step. She started to do those modules. The more she did the modules, the more she uncovered some blocks. There were blocks around being more visible and talking about what she did, “I can’t do that. I’ll be bragging. They’ll hate me. They’ll criticize me.”

That’s another big one. Don’t toot your own horn.

That was great fun for me. I don’t want it to make light of what she was going through. It was hard for her. Once she came to me and we were able to start releasing it, it started being easy for her to do the things she needed to do. I love going and looking for these blocks and releasing them. It’s my jam.

I love that it’s called the Emotional Freedom Technique because one of the things that happens when you go through tapping is you become freer. You’re freeing yourself from all these blockages. You got all these programs. I was looking for your site and all that. You’ve got an MVP Activator Program. You have an Unblocked Results Individual Program, a Mastery Program, a Transformation Program, and a Block Eraser Program. Let it rip, Nancy. Tell us what you’d like us to know about all these different things that you have available for people.

My MVP Activator is a program for women entrepreneurs. They come together and they get into small groups, and then I lead them through love seats. Other people might call them hot seats but they’re love seats when we’re in the MVP Activator. We tap and release all sorts of blocks that are coming up for them in those areas, mindset, visibility, and profitability.

They also have some recorded modules that I’ve made for them on common blocks so they can work on their own as much or as little as they want to with those recorded modules. They get both the common stuff that they can work on their own and some individual stuff for the things that may not be so obvious. I can usually pull them up and find what they are and release them. Those groups, those small groups, the women get tight. They’re very supportive and share resources.

In-person or online?

All the work I do is over Zoom. The MVP Clubs within the activator, those five women will show up with me on Zoom. We’ll spend our hour and a half together working on stuff, then they will go off. If they want to do the modules, that’s online too. That’s at a special site for them. Every quarter, I’ll have a fast-track day, which is some topic for half a day. We’ll go dive deep into it and get some fast momentum. Once a month, I have a tapping party for MVPers, which is like whatever. Whatever they want to work on. We sometimes do some surrogate tapping for others. We do tapping into issues that might be outside of the business realm. I answer questions then too, but that’s where all the MVPers come together.

Tell me about your surrogate tapping for others.

That’s a fun thing. We don’t do that too often but occasionally, someone will come and say, “I’m worried about my son. I have a good friend who’s going through something now.” Something you can try is to tap. I get the group to say, “I am the son. I am Barry.” Whatever comes to mind, they’ll say, “I’m getting these headaches because I’m so stressed at work. I can’t take care of myself.” Whatever it is we’ll come up and we’ll tap. We’re making it up, except the strange thing is it often works.

What can I say? It’s a fun experiment. It’s been quite helpful when the few times we have done it for these women business owners. Honestly, if you’re a woman entrepreneur, you are your business. If you’re worried about your brother, that’s going to affect how well you’re working in your business and how well your business is doing. I see it all as being relevant.

It’s part of the package. It’s part of a whole. What’s the Block Eraser Program and is there anything else you want us to know?

I have three one-on-one programs of different lengths. The two of them are regular sessions like weekly sessions. There’s one that’s two half days about a week apart. That’s intense. The Block Eraser Program is the follow-up. If anyone finishes one of those three programs and they want to keep working with me, that’s a way to keep working with me.

We’re talking about the importance of healing these subconscious blocks. Anything else you want to add about the importance of healing your stuff and not living with these blockages and the whole thing?

My biggest message here is if you feel stuck, you should be able to be moving further, doing more, and yet, somehow, you can’t do it, please note it is not your fault. There’s something in your subconscious that’s holding you back and it’s not that you did anything wrong. It’s just you internalized something often when you were young. You often did it because you had to survive, to get along in the family, and to be loved. Now, it’s outlived its purpose and it’s time to release it. For me, tapping is the best way to do it. I won’t say that it works for everyone, but it’s pretty good for that. Whatever it is, find a way to release that because you’ve got something big to do in this world. Don’t let your subconscious hold you back from that.

The other thing I would say to people from my heart is if they are holding themselves back and they don’t know what it is, you’re also passing a message to those in their family, their kids, and other people in their world. They’re passing on that same damaging message that they got as a kid and you’re living it through instead of role modeling that they can heal and change it and look at this.

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My wonderful loving mother gave me some of my biggest blocks because she didn’t know. I don’t think they had tapping back when. She didn’t have another way to heal it. For her, it was the truth. The world was limited in the ways that she believed it and I picked that up. I am going to get rid of all of those blocks so that I don’t keep passing that on to my daughter.

It’s been my experience also. Why pass that stuff on? Pass the good stuff on. You have an Uncover Your Subconscious Blocks Quiz available on your website. For anyone who’s wondering, “Have I got unconscious blocks? Should I be checking in with Nancy?” what is this quiz about?

The quiz is a lighthearted look at the ways that those mindset visibility and profitability blocks can show up. If you take the quiz, you’ll find out how much each of those areas in your business in your life is blocked. It is specifically for business but anyone could take it for the fun of it. Once you’ve taken that quiz, you get access to three tap-along videos that I made for releasing a common block in each one of those areas.

The Profitability one is, “I have to work too hard to make money.” Visibility is, “It’s not safe to be seen.” Mindset is, “I don’t deserve it.” That’s the biggie. You can tap along with those as often as you want to start releasing that, lifting that burden, and changing your subconscious so that you don’t have to live by that rule anymore. For your people, go to my website

You say that after years of searching, you found your calling, which this is. In what ways is finding work like this that fills you up, bringing you joy because you were doing other things and they didn’t bring you that joy?

What I do now didn’t exist when I got out of college. I’m not going to say I did. It took a wrong turn. It all led here but doing this is happening with people and seeing them. In a session, you can see somebody go from beaten down to filled up. It’s almost that they start to glow almost. There’s no better feeling for me than to free somebody up from something that’s been getting in their way, keeping them, and holding them back for so long then they get to go out and live the life that they are meant to live. It truly does bring me joy to do the tapping.

It’s very much like I feel about this show because it’s helping people to heal. It brings me so much joy to be able to help them and share the wealth of being free that way. I’m happy for you, Nancy. It’s incredibly inspiring to know that you’re helping women to figure out and release the internal blocks that cause procrastination, avoidance, and self-sabotage through EFT or tapping.

I thank you from my heart for this empowering interview that has opened exciting new doors to healing and transformation for many women in this audience. Here’s a loving reminder, everyone. Make sure to follow us and like us on social, @IreneSWeinberg on Instagram, Facebook, and wherever you get your shows, including YouTube. As I like to say, to be continued. Thank you so much, Nancy. Many blessings and bye for now.

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About Nancy Linnerooth

GAR 237 | Subconscious BlocksNancy Linnerooth brings extensive experience to her work releasing the underlying, subconscious blocks that hold small business owners back from having a truly successful business that they can be proud of. When working with clients, she draws on nine years as a Harvard Law School-trained attorney, seventeen years as a therapist, and fourteen years as a practitioner of Emotional Freedom Techniques (or “Tapping”).

With straight talk and humor, Nancy helps her clients figure out and release what is causing their procrastination, avoidance, and self-sabotage. Her clients have called her “a rock star” at getting them to do things like release their fear of public speaking, blast through their daily To Do lists, and rewrite their money stories.

They go from being ready to give up on themselves and their dreams to feeling fired up about the value they create for themselves and their clients. With Nancy’s help, clients finally follow through on their dreams for their business and create the life they’ve always wanted. All of which impresses her teenage daughter not one bit.


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